Found Sounds: UNCG Musicology Journal

An Introduction to Music in Pakistan

Enoch Robbins


This article aims to provide the reader with a cursory understanding of the historical and cultural background of Pakistan, as well as its music theory and industry. It explores these topics through the heritage art forms of Qawwali and Gazal, as well as the history of Pakistan’s film and popular music. It also examines the modern state of the Pakistani music industry and the life of performers through the experience of a singer named Quaid Ahmed, and his experiences joining the ensemble: Sounds of Kolachi. The article concludes by providing context for Pakistan's music industry in today's context.


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